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Date of birth: September 30, 1914

Date of death: May 6, 1946

Age: 31

Lucky Bag

1938 Sim LB.jpg

From the 1938 Lucky Bag:


Chicago, Illinois

Vinnie, Vince

You'll probably hear him before you see him. In either case, stand by because when Vinnie's around things happen and happen fast. Ambidextrous and versatile, Vinnie can do more things with his hands than a girl with a hairpin. He has a splendid memory for batting averages but for formulas and French verbs—no! He readily recognizes and appreciates the things that are sterling. His hair-trigger sense of humor often relieves from the seriousness of the moment but savoir-faire redeems him. Vinnie enters enthusiastically into sports, society and nudist colonies. He is one of the few who can say and do what they please and still retain their friends. His genial disregard for conventions leads to his doing the unusual with an enviable nonchalance. Vinnie's host of friends and virtues are stepping stones to certain success.

Swimming 3, 2, 1; Water Polo 4; Choir 4, 3, 2, 1; Radio Club 4, 3, 2, 1; M.P.O.

Life & Loss

Unable to find any information about Vincent's life or loss.

He is buried in California.

Wartime Service

Vincent served as a LT aboard USS Hoggatt Bay (CVE 75) at some point during the war.

Post-War Service

He is listed as the 83rd Naval Aviator to pilot a jet aircraft, doing so on February 21, 1946 at Patuxent Naval Air Station in a P-59B.